Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for unpaid carers

Guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family.

This document is part of 2 collections

Coronavirus testing and PPE for unpaid carers


Asymptomatic testing for unpaid carers has been paused from 28 September 2022 in line with clinical advice that it is safe to do so, given the reduced threat level and high uptake of vaccination. Changes to testing will be kept under clinical review.

You can still access testing if:

How to access PPE

We have published PPE advice for unpaid carers who visit or live with a friend or family member to provide help with personal care such as washing or dressing. This details the situations in which unpaid carers may require PPE. 

There is a separate guide for unpaid carers on how to access PPE.

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